Tottenham target England U-21 and former Chelsea star as part of Postecoglou’s January transfer plans | The Sun
TOTTENHAM are reportedly looking to swoop for an England Under-21 international star to bolster their squad in January.
Boss Ange Postecoglou has suffered a number of injury blows over the past 11 days that have rocked their fine start to the campaign.
Last week’s 4-1 defeat to Chelsea saw both key men James Maddison and Micky van de Ven both limp out of action.
Forward Maddison, 26, is ruled out until January with a damaged ankle while the Dutch defender is set for a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
A depleted Spurs, who were also without suspended duo Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie, then suffered a late 2-1 loss at Wolves on Saturday and have dropped down to third in the Premier League.
The Independent states that Postecoglou is “seeking to add much-needed depth” to his squad as he plots his targets for the upcoming transfer window.
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And they report that Spurs “are looking at Juventus’ England U21 international Samuel Iling-Junior” as a potential signing.
The 20-year-old forward, who is equally comfortable on the wing as he is centrally or in midfield, left Chelsea for the Italian giants in 2020.
He broke into the Juventus first-team last season and he has so far scored once in 14 Serie A appearances.
Iling-Junior, who helped England U19s to European Championship success in 2022, has played four times for the Old Lady so far this term.
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Juventus rate the youngster highly and he is under contract until 2025.
But this fresh update claims that they “have a good business relationship with Tottenham” – which could lead to a potential deal being agreed.
And the winger also “fits with Spurs’ plans to bring in the best young talent early in their careers”.
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